Deborah Bernhardt received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, an MFA from the University of Arizona, and fellowships and grants from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing (Jay C. and Ruth Halls Fellowship), the Wisconsin Arts Board (Literary Arts Grant), Penn State Altoona (Writer-in-Residence), Writers@Work, Fishtrap, Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the Hessen Literary Society, Germany. She received two fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown. Her first collection, Echolalia, was published by Four Way Books in 2006 as winner of the Intro Prize for Poetry. Driftology won the 2013 New Michigan Press/DIAGRAM Chapbook Prize. Poems from Driftology are published or forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, Free Verse, New American Writing, The Offending Adam, Tikkun, Trickhouse, TYPO, and Volt.Bernhardt’s poems have also appeared in Barrow Street, columbia poetry review, Court Green, Cue, Fence, Indiana Review, Quarterly West and, in translation, L. Der Literaturbote.